Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (MMSCAN) has collaborated with the Government of Canada to test the Mitsubishi electric i-MiEV in Canada under Transport Canada's ecoTECHNOLOGY for Vehicles (eTV) program.

The eTV program, which helps encourage the introduction of electric vehicle (EV) technologies in Canada, will test two i-MiEVs in government facilities and in a variety of real-world conditions to assess the vehicle’s road handling, performance, range and environmental benefits.

The four seater i-MiEV is powered by a 63hp electric motor and a 330V lithium ion battery that can be charged with a standard household 110V wall socket, a 220V socket or with a commercial two-phase ‘quick charger’ and can travel up to 120 km on a single charge.

MMSCAN president and CEO Koji Soga said that Mitsubishi is very pleased to partner with Transport Canada to help to evaluate i-MiEV in real-world conditions.

“Currently, we have similar agreements with the City of Vancouver, BC Hydro, Hydro-Quebec and the City of Boucherville. But it is especially gratifying to have the support and encouragement of the Government of Canada,” Soga said.